[438] 2020-02-10 From Bulgaria to Serbia

Dragoman~Border~Dimitrovgrad
19km

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1. The cover photo is a map of the border.
It is 14 km from the Dragoman at the bottom to the white line border about 2/3 above, and 5 km from the border to Dimitrovgrad, the blue dot at the top.
Today was a magical day, walking all the road and carrying baggage at the same time.

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2. The departure is yesterday’s destination, a hotel slept last night.

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3. Once I walked 14km to the border, I decided to come back to get my luggage.
I’m not sure the car’s coming.

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4. I’ve been walking along the snowy landscape for a while,

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5. These men pulled over their car and approached me. I knew they understood the scale, walking across the border.
It’s not a common case.

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6. It’s a global family.

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7.

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8. This white snow-covered road continues.
Every footstep I feel like I’m hearing a ppodeudeuk, a frictional sound.

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9.

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10.

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11. The railway links all over Europe, regardless of the border.
Soon the railroads between the two Koreas will be connected and we can go directly to the continent.

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12.

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13. People I met at the road repair site.

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15.

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16.

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17. I am now in the border clearance area.

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18. There is no way to get back to the hotel for baggage. There are no local bus in this neighborhood.
The bus is a long-distance bus, so it has no space for the middle passenger.
For a while, I do everything to solve this situation. But~~

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19. I decided to use the local private car. I made a bargain for 30 euros for round trip to bring the baggage left in the hotel.
Money plays a role in this.

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20. Cross the border. It’s as easy as last time.
I exchange money in the middle of the duty-free zone and have a cup of tea.
There are many shops and people in the Serbian neighborhood.

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21. But a kind young man is waiting for me. He lives in Switzerland, and he do business in Europe, 3D and virtual reality. He also cross the border and see a South Korean walking over the border, dragging his baggage. He hope to help me.

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22. Thanks to this gentle man, I move my baggage to the hostel.
The is 37-year-old and is scheduled to drive to Austria today.
The entire Europe from Russia to Switzerland is his stage of business.

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23. His name is Sergey Kan. Thanks~~

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24. After checking in the hostel, I move back to the border.
It seemed to me there was a local bus service. But I decided to use use taxi to save time. I checked the fare. It was 500 denars (about 5,500 won). I went back to the border immediately by taxi.

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25. I walked again at the border zone.

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26.

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27. The farmhouse warehouse stands out.

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28. I have never seen a two-story farmhouse warehouse like this.

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29. The chickensare playing in the ground yard.

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30. I enter the Dimitrovgrad village.

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31.

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32. The streets of the village are quiet and small.

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33.

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34. Poster of a performance.

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35. It is a street of intimacy.

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36. I arrive at the hostel in front of the railway station.

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37. Fortunately, the trains are running normally. I can see the timetable at the station in front of the hostel ; Serbia does not share the information on the railway with Google; this timetable will play a key role in my pilgrimage in Serbia. From tomorrow morning i rely on this~~.

It was a dynamic day.
Congratulations to Mr. Bong ( the winner of the 4 trophys of the Academy Awards), too!



Categories: 17. Bulgaria, 18. Serbia, Course and Diary

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